Patrick G. Grasso is a management and evaluation consultant for many organizations, including United Nations agencies, Multilateral Development Banks, national aid agencies, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and private consulting firms. In 1997 he joined the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank where he served as Advisor to the Director from 2004 until 2008. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was Director of Evaluation and Learning Resources at the Pew Charitable Trusts, responsible for overseeing evaluations of the foundation’s projects and programs. Earlier, he spent eleven years at the U.S. General Accounting Office as an Assistant Director in the Program Evaluation and Methodology Division, where he led a team responsible for evaluating community development programs and public management initiatives. He was a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Evaluation, 1997-2013, and of the American Evaluation Association’s Evaluation Policy Task Force, 2007-13, serving as Chair from 2009, in which capacity he led development of the Association’s first-ever recommendations for government-wide evaluation systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.